Greg Gumbel Biography
Greg Gumbel is a renowned American sportscaster. He is best known for his various assignments on the CBS network, the National Football League, NBA and NCAA basketball.
In 2001, he became the first African American announcer to call play-by-play of a major sports championship in the United States when he announced Super Bowl XXXV for the CBS network.
He is a play-by-play broadcaster for the NFL on CBS alongside Trent Green as well as the studio host for CBS’ men’s college basketball coverage.
Greg grew up on Chicago’s South Side. He attended and graduated from De La Salle Institute. Before becoming a broadcaster, he graduated with a B.A. degree in English from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa where he also played on the baseball team.
Greg Gumbel Age | How Old Is Greg Gumbel?
Greg Gumbel was born on May 3, 1946 in New Orleans, Lousiana, U.S. He is [agecalc birthdate=1946-05-03]
Greg Gumbel Family
Greg was born the first child in a family of four, two sisters and a brother. He is the child of Richard Gumbel, a judge, and Rhea Alice LeCesne. He is brother of Bryant Gumbel, Renee Gumbel-Farrahi and Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas.
Greg And Bryant Gumbel
Greg is the older brother of news and sportscaster Bryant . Bryant is best known for being co-host of NBC’s Today for almost two decades.
Greg Gumbel Wife | Greg Gumbel Marcy Gumbel
Greg has been married to Marcy Kaszynski since 1973. They have a daughter, Michelle. Greg and his family reside in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area.
Greg Gumbel Career
Gumbel began his career in the early 1970s as a sportscaster for local television stations in California, Florida, and New York. He worked for NBC Sports in the 1980s, covering events such as the NFL, NBA, and Major League Baseball.
In 1988, Gumbel joined CBS Sports, where he became one of the network’s most recognizable faces. He has covered a wide range of sports for CBS, including the NFL, NCAA basketball, the Olympic Games, and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Gumbel has also served as the studio host for CBS’s coverage of the NFL Today, the network’s pregame show.
In addition to his work with CBS, Gumbel has also worked for other networks, including ESPN, where he hosted the network’s coverage of the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
Gumbel has won numerous awards throughout his career, including several Emmy Awards for his work as a sportscaster. He was inducted into the National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2016.
Today, Gumbel continues to work as a sportscaster for CBS and is regarded as one of the most respected and accomplished broadcasters in the industry.
Greg Gumbel CBS
Gumbel is a well-known sports announcer and journalist who has worked for CBS Sports for many years. He has covered a wide range of sports events, including the NFL, NCAA basketball, and the Olympics.
Gumbel began his career in broadcasting in 1973 and has since become one of the most recognizable and respected voices in sports media.
In addition to his work at CBS, Gumbel has also worked for other networks such as NBC and ESPN. He has won several awards for his work in sports journalism, including multiple Emmy Awards.
Gumbel is known for his calm and authoritative broadcasting style, as well as his ability to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner.
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While at NBC, he hosted NBC’s coverage of the 1994 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Gumbel also did play-by-play for the 1995 Major League Baseball National League Division Series and also National League Championship Series (on both occasions teaming with Joe Morgan).
He did play-by-play for The NBA on NBC, hosted NBC’s daytime coverage of the 1996 Summer Olympics from Atlanta, Georgia, hosted the 1995 World Championships of Figure Skating, and also served as the studio host for The NFL on NBC.
Greg Gumbel Legacy
Greg is the third man to serve as both host and play-by-play announcer for Super Bowls. The first two were Dick Enberg and Al Michaels respectively. Greg hosted Super Bowls XXVI, XXX, and XXXII before calling Super Bowls XXXV and XXXVIII. Jim Nantz then became the fourth man to do so after he called Super Bowl XLI for CBS.
During his term as the chief anchor of The NFL Today, Greg served alongside co-anchors Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe, and Boomer Esiason. The group was known to call Greg by his nickname “Gumby”
Greg Gumbel Net Worth | Greg Gumbel Salary
The American Sportscaster has an estimated net worth of $16 million. His salary is not yet disclosed.
Greg Gumbel Cancer
According to an article by newsday.com in December, 2009, Greg’s brother Bryant was recovering from a cancer surgery. “It’s nothing to hide from,” he told Ripa and a studio audience of his illness and recent surgery. “They opened up my chest, they took out a malignant tumor, they took out part of my lung.”
Greg Gumbel Height | How Tall Is Greg Gumbel?
Greg stands at a height of 1.75 meters.